At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria’s central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say. Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state. It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame members of the mainly Muslim Fulani tribe. Central Nigeria has often witnessed violence stemming from disputes over land and religion.
Thousands of people have been killed in recent years in violence blamed on semi-nomadic Fulani herdsmen attacking Christian farmers
(Once again the BBC desperately attempts to make it appear as if there is equal blame on all sides, and not nomadic devout muslims attempting to murder, rape, steal and pillage the goods and women of Christian and non-muslim peoples, as Islamic scripture allows and frequently demands)
(Video at source is pointless and uninformative. And whatever else one can say about this referendum, it is likely no more dishonest than the European Union ones attempting to ratify their constitution as a political entity)
Exit polls announced on Russian television claimed 93 percent of voters who turned out for Sunday’s referendum voted for unification with Russia, according to a report posted Sunday afternoon on the website of the international satellite network Russia Today.
(Interesting that Time Magazine felt this was worth reporting, yet few other American media did)
A day before the breakaway leaders of Crimea stage a referendum on their secession from Ukraine, roughly two dozen commandos took over a major hotel on Saturday night in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, where dozens of journalists — including a TIME correspondent — are staying.
Crimea’s police force said it was a training operation. The office of its separatist leader said it was a hunt for a cache of weapons. The local defense ministry said it was part of an “information war” with the Ukrainian government. But whatever it was, it resulted in roughly two dozen commandos taking over a major hotel on Saturday night in the Crimean capital of Simferopol.
March 15: Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives at an opening session at the parliament house in Kabul. (AP)
KABUL, Afghanistan – In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.
He reiterated his stance that he would not sign a pact with the United States that would provide for a residual force of U.S. troops to remain behind after the final withdrawal, unless peace could first be established.
Chenshyi village chief Nuhu Moses said Sunday that gunmen killed more than 50 people including the pastor’s wife and children. He said the entire village in the southern part of Kaduna state was destroyed.
Thank you Wrath of Khan, Fjordman, and all who sent in material. More to come. Crimea is interesting. Certainly would make an interesting comparison with the thoroughly dishonest EU referenda held over important issues of sovereignty with European nations, most of which had their home rule taken from them without even the decency of a show-referendum like Ireland got.
Hopefully someone will write up a comparison.